Europe's carmakers face raw material bottleneck for EV batteries

Mining News Pro - Major carmakers like Volkswagen, Daimler and Stellantis have been racing to secure battery cell supplies in Europe, but may face a bigger challenge as they seek to go electric - finding enough battery raw materials.

Copper price loses steam as factory activity slows in Europe and Asia

Mining News Pro - The copper price fell on Wednesday as investors exercised caution ahead of a key central bank meeting in Europe that could offer more clues on its tapering decision.

Europe’s climate masterplan aims to slash emissions within a decade

Mining News Pro - The European Union is set to take the lead in climate policy action among the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters this week, with a raft of ambitious plans designed to cut emissions drastically over the next decade.

Energy Fuels’ first shipment creates US-Europe rare earths supply chain

Mining News Pro - Energy Fuels and Neo Performance Materials created a new United States-to-Europe rare earth supply chain this week when the first container – with 20 tonnes of product – of an expected 15 containers of mixed rare earth carbonate produced at Energy Fuels’ White Mesa Mill in Utah was shipped to Neo’s rare earth separations facility in Estonia.

New graphite flame retarding products gaining traction in Europe

Mining News Pro - Two specialised expandable graphite products sold by graphite and graphene producer Tirupati Graphite are gaining “significant” traction as the company undertakes development of speciality graphite products for use in high-tech applications like lithium-ion batteries, fire retardants, thermal management and composites.

Weak emission standards may lead Europe to risk €27bn in battery investments

Mining News Pro - An analysis published by the European Federation for Transport and Environment states that the EU and the UK risk wasting €27 billion in battery investments if they fail to strengthen car and van CO2 emission standards.

Serbia to become Europe’s no. 2 copper producer thanks to Cukaru Peki mine

Mining News Pro - China-backed Serbia Zijin Mining, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zijin, has obtained a permit from the Serbian government to start mining activities at the Cukaru Peki copper and gold mine, part of the Timok project, in the country’s east.

Volt acquires major stake in European graphite project

Mining News Pro - ASX-listed Volt Resources will acquire a 70% interest in the Zavalievsky graphite business, in the Ukraine.

Johnson Matthey secures raw materials for European cathode plants

Mining News Pro - British multinational speciality chemicals and sustainable technologies company Johnson Matthey (JM) on Monday announced that it would scale up its battery materials business and said that it had secured long-term supply of critical minerals for its European facilities.

The next electric-car battery champion could be European

Mining News Pro - With Europe expected to lead the world in electric-car sales for a second straight year, an epic rush to build a battery-supply chain from scratch is playing out across the continent.

Battery metals buzz is back as Europe reboots EV sector

Mining News Pro - The battery metals are back.

Anti-dumping investigation could lead to higher costs for European steelmakers

Mining News Pro - European steelmakers using electric arc furnaces (EAFs) could see higher costs in their production lines as a result of a recent skirmish between Chinese exporters of synthetic graphite electrodes and Europe-based manufacturers.

New rare earth initiative spanning Europe and North America launched

Mining News Pro - Rare earth company Neo Performance Materials has teamed up with US-based Energy Fuels to launch a new production initiative, spanning European and North American critical material supply chains.

Samarco starts iron ore shipments to Europe

Mining News Pro - Samarco started its first iron ore shipment on Monday after restarting operations in December, five years after Fundão dam tragedy.

Coal sales to rebound with first gains in years in US, Europe

Mining News Pro - Global coal demand is poised to rebound next year as the economy recovers and the US and Europe may see the first increase in consumption in several years, the International Energy Agency said.

First-quarter European benchmark ferrochrome price settled at $1.17/lb

Mining News Pro - The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the first quarter of 2021 has been settled at $1.17/lb, JSE-listed Merafe reports.

Luxembourg to set up Europe space mining centre

Mining News Pro - Luxembourg is stepping up efforts to achieve its goal of becoming Europe’s hub for space mining by announcing plans to create a European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC), in charge of laying the foundations for exploiting extra-terrestrial resources.

Brazilian niobium miner CBMM eyes European car market

Mining News Pro - Brazil niobium miner Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM) has inked a deal with British high-performance luxury carmaker Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) to supply niobium for the production of ultra-light, high-speed cars.

US, Europe face hurdles to cut China reliance for rare earths

Mining News Pro - The US and Europe’s ambition to boost production of rare raw materials used in electric vehicles and wind turbines and reduce dependence on China will face obstacles, including higher costs and environmental concerns.

Europe joins global scramble for critical minerals

Mining News Pro - Europe has belatedly woken up to the fact it has a metals problem.

Europe faces high hurdles to make hydrogen hype reality

Mining News Pro - A European Union goal to boost the use of zero-carbon hydrogen is likely to be a pipe dream unless the bloc can find billions in investment and persuade member states, under strain from the pandemic hit to their economies, to give their backing.

IronRidge becomes a European Battery Alliance member

Mining News Pro - Africa-focused minerals exploration and development company IronRidge Resources has been accepted as a member of the European Battery Alliance (EBA250), which is committed to driving a competitive and sustainable battery industry in Europe by 2025.

Europe’s first geothermal lithium recovery plant

Mining News Pro - The UK government announced plans to invest, through its Getting Building Fund, in the construction of Europe’s first geothermal lithium recovery pilot plant at a location near Redruth, Cornwall.

Neometals signs up for European JV

Mining News Pro - Neometals has struck a joint venture (JV) deal with mechanical engineering firm SMS group GmbH to commercialise the company’s lithium battery recycling process.

Europe jumpstarts faltering electric vehicle revolution

Mining News Pro - The electric vehicle revolution has been stalled by covid-19.

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